Karen Bliss

Karen Bliss is the Canadian correspondent for Billboard, in addition to writing for Rolling Stone, MSN, AOL and many others publications and sites in Canada. She is also founder/editor-in-chief of www.samaritanmag.com, a music-heavy original news magazine, and runs Canadian music column musiclowdown.com.

Mac DeMarco, 2014.

'I Feel a Little Weird About It': What 2014's Polaris Prize Short-Listers Think About the Voting Process

Billboard told each artist about Polaris’ grand jury duty -- then asked: How does it make you feel knowing that, behind closed doors, while the gala is happening, that the members of the Grand Jury have all studied and picked apart your album, with one person there as your champion, with everyone debating its merits, and if it should, or shouldn’t, win?
Mac DeMarco, 2014.

'I Feel a Little Weird About It': What 2014's Polaris Prize Short-Listers Think About the Voting Process

Billboard told each artist about Polaris’ grand jury duty -- then asked: How does it make you feel knowing that, behind closed doors, while the gala is happening, that the members of the Grand Jury have all studied and picked apart your album, with one person there as your champion, with everyone debating its merits, and if it should, or shouldn’t, win?
Love & Mercy Premiere

'Love & Mercy' Stars John Cusack & Paul Dano on How They Became Brian Wilson

It wasn't just the script that got actors John Cusack and Paul Dano excited about playing Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson in director Bill Pohlad's new film, Love & Mercy; it was also their homework: listening to The Pet Sounds Sessions and The Smile Sessions over and over.

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